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Scott  B. Piekarsky


Real Estate
Cooperative and Condominium Law
Appellate Practice
Contractual Disputes
Partnership Disputes


  • Seton Hall University, J.D.
  • Ramapo College, B.S., magna cum laude


  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (White Plains)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Scott B. Piekarsky
Tel: (201) 975-4426
Fax: (201) 646-1764
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Scott Piekarsky is a partner in the Litigation and Real Estate Departments in the New Jersey office.  He is certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.  Working on a large spectrum of litigation matters, Scott regularly handles cases involving general corporate and business law, professional liability, attorney ethics and professional licensing representation, expert review, community association, real estate, healthcare, nursing home and assisted living litigation, personal injury, chancery, commercial collections, probate and appellate law.

Scott has decades of experience working on a vast array of defense insurance cases, and maintains an active practice providing legal counsel to community associations and homeowners associations. He is a Court Qualified Mediator and has served on many occasions as a court appointed attorney, guardian, special master and special fiscal agent.

Scott is very active in professional development, ethics issues and mentoring. He is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, which provides education to law students, the bench and bar on gender and LGBTQ issues. On that committee, he participated in the preparation of a bench guide for municipal and superior court judges, providing guidance on topical issues such as transgender issues, religious garb, et al. He is a Master in the Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court and a former Barrister in the Morris Pashman American Inn of Court. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Peter Ciolino, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Bergen County.  Scott writes regularly for legal publications about ethics and practice issues.


  • University of Miami Business Law Review Vol 30, Issue 2, The Increased and Permanency of Technology: How Those Changes Impact Attorneys' Professional Responsibility and Ethical Obligations to Clients and Recommendations for Improvement, March 2022
  • Rutgers Business Law Review Vol 16 No.1: COVID-19 Symposium 2020: Ethical Issues and Best Practices While Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic, October 2020
  • Author, "Online Malpractice and Ethics," New Jersey Lawyer, April 2019
  • Author, “The Dermatologist as Expert Witness Revisited: Know The Risks Before You Agree," Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery,” December 2013, page 234
  • Author, “The Dermatologist as Expert Witness,” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, September 2005, page 114
  • Author, “Avoiding Malpractice Claims,” New Jersey Law Journal, July 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics and the First Amendment, NJ ICLE, Moderator, September 22, 2021
  • 2021 Legal Malpractice Update, NJ ICLE, March 27, 2021
  • The Life and Times of Louis Nizer, NJ ICLE, December 18, 2020
  • How to Lay of Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced: Applying Ethics Rules to Evidence, National Business Institute, July 27, 2020
  • Legal Ethics: Honesty in Settlement Negotiations, National Business Institute, March 16, 2020
  • Real Estate Transactions From A:Z - 2 Day Event, National Business Institute, December 3-4, 2019
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Advanced Practice, National Business Institute, September 2019
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute, June 2019
  • Legal Ethics: Top 10 Mistakes Attorneys Make Online, December 2018
  • Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Legal Malpractice Update, NJ ICLE, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • The Attorney Client Relationship: Establishing the Relationship, Retainer Agreements and Ongoing Client Communications, NJ ICLE, 2018
  • Housing Discrimination Issues for Lawyers, NJ ICLE, 2017
  • The Attorney Client Relationship: Establishing the Relationship, Retainer Agreements and Ongoing Client Communications, NJ ICLE, 2017
  • Understanding and Presenting Legal Malpractice Claims, NJ ICLE, 2016
  • Recent Developments in New Jersey Law: 2015 Update, NJ ICLE, 2015
  • Social Media Issues, Professionalism Seminar as Member of Bergen County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism, October 2013
  • Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, National Business Institute, September 2013
  • Social Media and Ethics for Attorneys, Private In house Programs, 2013
  • How To Ethically Market Yourself and Your Practice Without Creating Liability and Ethic Grievances, December 2012
  • What is Practicing Professionally? And What is Not? Professionalism Day Program For Passaic County Bar Association, October 2012
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal With a Rambo Lawyer, National Business Institute, September 2012
  • NJ Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges, National Business Institute, December, 2011
  • Defending NJ Attorneys in Ethics Proceedings, Lawline On-line CLE Course, September, 2011
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, August 2011
  • New Challenges in Condo, Co-op and Homeowner Association Law, NJ ICLE, January 2011

Peer Review Rating

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Former Barrister, Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court
  • Rule 1:40 Court Qualified Mediator, Approved Mediator Mentor & Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
  • Master in Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court
  • AV Rated
  • Super Lawyers 2013 through 2023
  • Member of NJ Supreme Court Committee on Gender, previously known as NJ Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts